Biomedical Devices focus on the development of new biomedical technology for life science research and advanced health care. This concentration provides training in fundamental aspects of cell biology and physiology in addition to traditional areas of mechanical and electrical engineering as applied to biotechnology and medical devices.
Biomedical Imaging focuses on developing technology and applications for life science research and advanced medical imaging systems. This thrust area includes the fundamentals of biomedical imaging instrumentation and systems analysis. We learn to analyze imaging systems with quantitative assessments of resolution, contrast, and noise.
The creation of engineered replacements for damaged tissues is of critical importance to the future of medicine. The ability to design biocompatible materials and to understand cellular and physiological mechanics makes possible the construction of engineered scaffolds for cells.
The Computational Bioengineering concentration focuses on the application of computational techniques to problems in molecular biology, genomics, biophysics, and synthetic biology. The course of study covers preparation in component disciplines of computational science, programming, biology, mathematics, physical science and statistics, as well as applications to foundational areas.
Synthetic biology aims to design and build novel biological functions and systems by applying engineering design principles to biology. From advanced therapeutics to biofuels to new materials, the applications of synthetic biology are diverse. Synthetic biology seeks to develop new technologies and engineering principles to construct better-performing genetic systems quickly, cheaply, reliably, and safely.